A poem for Remembrance Day
5 November 2008Add to My Folder
Help your children to understand the significance of Remembrance Day – and why the poppy has become such a powerful symbol – using this classic World War I poem
About ‘In Flanders Fields’
This well-known and moving poem from the First World War was written by a Canadian soldier, John McCrae, who witnessed his friend’s death.
It uses the poppy as a dramatic symbol.
The poem is presented here in A2 poster format, accompanied by information about the author along with a short extract from Shakespeare’s Hamlet which also features flowers as symbols.
Follow-up a reading of the poem with a practical dictionary activity, using the activity sheet Say it with flowers which invites children to research, and write definitions explaining the meaning of, a list of flowers and plants.